Blade Runner set the visual tone for cyberpunk that's lasted for almost 40 years. Itself an offshoot of the hard-edged detective noirs of the 40s and 50s, Blade Runner and William Gibson's novel Neuromancer have created one of the most persistent, influential genres of the 20th and 21st centuries. But is it time for a change? Just Write looks at the history of cyberpunk and what it needs to do to stay relevant in today's technology-of-the-future world.
You've already seen him in Batman v Superman and Justice League. Now The King of the Seven Seas is getting his own origin film. The story picks up where the latest DC film left off as Arthur Curry becomes the ruler of Atlantis. But shortly after taking the throne, Aquaman finds himself in a surf and turf war. Starring Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Nicole Kidman, the film is slated for release December 21, 2018.
For the holidays, Fred Savage reprises his role as the innocent grandson from The Princess Bride. Well, sort of. The actor is actually kidnapped by the Merc with a Mouth and forced to play the character against his will to promote the re-release of Deadpool 2. The new cut features scenes shot with a more childlike innocence earning it a wholesome PG-13 rating. Once Upon A Deadpool
Academy Award-winning director and writer Alfonso Cuarón's upcoming film Roma is an intensely personal journey through his own past. Cleo is a young domestic worker for a family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma in Mexico City. Cuarón paints a portrait of the social friction and rigid hierarchy of Mexico in the 1970s, using his own experiences to tell the story of the women who raised him. Roma will premiere at the Venice Film Festival with a wider release in theaters and Netflix later in 2018.
Following Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, and Beauty and the Beast, Dumbo is Disney's next live-action remake. A star-packed cast includes Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, and Colin Farrell, with Tim Burton directing. Having Burton behind the camera means you can expect a glorious reimagining of "Pink Elephants on Parade". Dumbo comes to theaters March 29, 2019.
The Rock is telling the true story of the real-life wrestling family The Bevis' and he's picked out an all-star cast to help him do so. While the story follows the life of current Smackdown general manager Saraya "Paige" Bevis, Nick Frost and Game of Thrones' Lena Headey play her butt-kicking mom and dad. Vince Vaughn also stars as a WWE recruiter and of course, Dwayne Johnson will make sure everyone can smell what The Rock is cooking while portraying himself. Directed by Stephen Merchant, the film will come to theaters on February 14, 2019.
The result of three years of research and millions of data points, the Casper Wave is a breakthrough in mattress design. Underneath its handsome exterior, you'll find the new, proprietary Natural Geometry System. It uses five layers of foam to mimic the natural contours of your body at 36 specific points, adjusting naturally to your shoulders and hips without sacrificing support, and keeping your spine properly aligned. Like the original, it uses open-cell foams to keep you cool at night. Designed and assembled in the USA.
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Beef sticks found in convenience stores are tempting, but the junk that is mixed into the recipe should be enough to keep you away. Chomps takes a different approach. Their pro-protein, anti-junk sticks taste great and are made from grass-fed beef to keep you fueled up when you need it most. Each stick is gluten-free and contains no sugar, GMOs, soy, or dairy and are perfect for stashing in your travel bag for a healthy snack on-the-go. They're also Keto friendly, certified Paleo, and available in four delicious flavors: Original Beef, Hoppin' Jalapeno Beef, Original Turkey or Cracked Pepper & Sea Salt Venison.
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Part of being human is giving meaning to things that might not mean anything. This over-analyzation is especially prevalent in film — sometimes there isn't anything special about a scene, but we're almost desperate to find meaning anywhere we can. Now You See It looks at the art of trying to pack as much meaning into a film as we can, even where it means nothing.
The gang's back along with a new, questionable toy. Bonnie's imagination has brought another character into the mix and will take Woody and the crew on a road trip that reunites them with an old friend. Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Blake Clark, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, and Estelle Harris return to voice their original characters while Bo Peep comes back to the action thanks to Annie Potts. Toy Story's fourth installment premieres June 21, 2019.
James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez are bringing Yukito Kishiro's manga Battle Angel Alita to the big screen. Alita: Battle Angel follows an amnesiac cyborg found in a trash heap and rebuilt by a cybernetics doctor. Recalling only one memory of a martial arts expert, Alita goes on to become a Hunter-Warrior — a bounty hunter. Starring Rosa Salazar and Christoph Waltz, the film comes to theaters December 21, 2018.
Ever since their debut film Coraline, animation powerhouse Laika has been delivering one Oscar-nominated stop-motion after another. Their latest offering looks to follow that same trend. The story follows Mr. Link — an 8-foot-tall, 630-pound urban legend living quietly in solitude in the Pacific Northwest. Tired of hiding, the furry fable reaches out to explorer Sir Lionel Frost and adventurer Adelina Fortnight to help him reach his family in the valley of Shangri-La. Missing Link features the voices of Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Zach Galifianakis, Emma Thompson, and Stephen Fry and is slated for release April 12, 2019.
Disney had their shot at The Jungle Book, now Andy Serkis is putting a darker spin on the Rudyard Kipling classic. The story follows Mowgli's childhood in the jungles of India, cared for by a pack of wolves. Unlike the sing-alongs we're used to, this version shows more of the realities of living in the presence of an angry Bengal tiger. Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Naomie Harris, and Serkis himself lend their voices while Rohan Chand takes on the title character. The film will have a limited release on November 29th and then will head to Netflix December 7, 2018.
Zombies overtake WWII in this J. J. Abrams genre-bending production. The film follows a group of U.S. paratroopers that have landed in Nazi territory. As they head deeper into enemy lines, they realize the regime has been dabbling in the supernatural to help them win the war. Starring Jovan Adepo, Jacob Anderson, Pilou Asbæk, Iain De Caestecker, John Magaro, and Wyatt Russell, Overlord is slated for release November 9, 2018.
A great survival film should include a hellish landscape, gruesome tactics, and a badass lead. Judging from the first clip, Arctic looks like it'll fit the description. The story follows Mads Mikkelsen after his rescue helicopter crashes, killing the pilot and leaving the only passenger injured. Now, he must find his own way to safety. Directed by first-timer Joe Penna, the movie is set to release in February 2019.
Following their films No Country for Old Men and True Grit, the Coen Brothers head back West for their latest offering. The film is set up as a six-part anthology series following an array of characters as they navigate the American frontier. Each chapter will tell a new story and feature actors like James Franco, Liam Neeson, Tim Blake Nelson, and Tom Waits. After a limited theatrical release, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs will begin streaming on Netflix November 16, 2018.
Advent calendars just got a lot more interesting. Instead of counting down to the holidays with a bunch of boring chocolates, the Vinebox 12 Nights of Wine lets you pop the cork on a dozen different bottles. Whether you've been naughty or nice, each vial holds a glass of red or white from the best regions around the world. The wines come housed in a limited edition box and just 10 will feature a golden bottle that unlocks the key to a free subscription for all of 2019.
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Built with top quality components and thoughtful construction, you can't go wrong with a made to measure gray or blue suit from Indochino's Premium Collection. All their suit jackets are half canvassed, with fully fused fronts, for greater versatility and excellent shape for your body. Each jacket also features fully canvassed lapels, bullhorn buttons, lightweight shoulder pads, and high-quality collar felts. Just choose your fabric, customize your suit, and submit your measurements. The result is an investment-quality suit that's far more attainable than bespoke options and fits better than off-the-rack options. You can wear them year-round, and you get the most bang for your buck as sales are already running. And right now, you can get the lowest prices of the year on Indochino's made to measure suits, starting at just $289.
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In 1987, Senator Gary Hart announced his bid for the Democratic nomination for President, hoping to run the Republican nominee in the 1988 election. Hart looked to be the clear frontrunner for the nomination — and then allegations of an extra-marital affair began to surface. Not only did it completely derail Hart's political career, but also marked the beginning of American-style tabloid politics. Starring Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, and J.K. Simmons, The Front Runner comes to theaters November 21, 2018
From The Shining and Poltergeist to Friday the 13th and Halloween the 1980's was full of great horror movies. Equally as good as the films were the grainy clips and mysterious voices of the genre's vintage trailers. Here's a compilation of 22 of the decade's very best.
Like any good villain whose career spans 11 films, Michael Myers has evolved and changed and grown with the times — but he's still a crazed, murderous psychopath. The iconic Captin Kirk mask has had a few changes well, from hair color to hairstyle to various states of weathering. Tell it Animated goes through all of Myers' costumes through the series of films along with a little background to keep you up-to-date on what you might have missed.
Natalie Portman channels her inner Gaga for her latest role. Directed by Brady Corbet, Portman plays a pop superstar named Celeste who can't seem to escape violence. The first half of the film centers around her younger years and rise to fame in 1999 while the second part jumps to 2017 where the singer is now a mother on the verge of a comeback. Also starring Jude Law, the film is slated for release December 7, 2018.
October 19, 1987, was the day the 80s came apart. The roaring stock market crashed in the biggest single-day loss in Wall Street history, and entire fortunes were wiped out in the space of a few hours. But exactly how the crash started has been a mystery — until now. Starring Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells, Regina Hall, and a Lamborghini limo, Black Monday is the story of how the roaring 80s came to a close.
Chris Pine fights for Scottish independence in the latest epic from Netflix. The film follows the true story of Robert The Bruce, the exiled King of Scots who leads a band of outlaws to take back their country from the English and King Edward I. Directed by David Mackenzie, it's scheduled for release in limited theaters and on the streaming platform November 9, 2018.
The greatest voice in the history of rock — and nearly any other genre. One of the most loved entertainers ever in one of the biggest bands of all time — Freddie Mercury and Queen have no parallel in music history. Bohemian Rhapsody celebrates Mercury and Queen in a biopic that traces their rise to fame and the genre-busting music that got them there. Starring Rami Malek, the film comes to theaters on November 2, 2018.
Take The Quiet Place and swap sound for sight, then you'll have Bird Box. Based on the post-apocalyptic novel by Josh Malerman, Sandra Bullock must embark on a two-day journey down a river to get her and her children to safety. If that doesn't seem nightmarish enough, mysterious beings are lurking around, waiting to overtake people through their vision so she'll have to do the whole thing blindfolded. The cast also includes Trevante Rhodes, Sarah Paulson, Lil Rel Howery, and John Malkovich and will be released on Netflix December 21, 2018.
Something isn't right with Miles. Something has taken over Miles, and Sarah, his mother, wants to find out what. Torn between protecting her family and protecting Miles, Sarah attempts to find out what is wrong with Miles at the risk of destroying everything she loves. Starring Orange is the New Black's Taylor Schilling, The Prodigy also stars Jackson Robert Scott as Miles and Peter Mooney. The Prodigy comes to theaters February 8, 2019.
John Carpenter isn't just a horror movie master — he's also a musician and composer. His theme from Halloween is a classic, and the film wouldn't be the same without that creepy music. IGN brought Carpenter into the studio to play the Halloween theme on a Nintendo Labo, and let's just say it isn't his favorite instrument.
The Big Lebowski has become a legend that will never die. From a humble comedy to entering the cultural lexicon, it's a film that nearly everyone knows at least a line from. Jeff Bridges, John Goodman And Steve Buscemi sat down on the Today Show to reminisce about what it was like shooting such a pop culture touchstone, over 20 years after its release.
Nostalgia. It's an oddly large part of our lives — from Instagram filters to movies to retro fashions and vinyl records and the off-the-grid movement. In our digital lives, nothing really exists, and the want of things that actually occupy physical space in the real world is reaching a level of need in our modern civilization. Nerdwriter looks at nostalgia through the lens of Mandy, a film by director Panos Cosmatos, and how he uses grain to convey a sense of place in his films.
Erin Bell emerges from a long undercover sting mentally damaged almost beyond repair. Erin and her undercover partner Chris infiltrate a gang as a couple, only to become romantically entangled and actual members themselves. Chris dies in a gang heist, and the next seventeen years and a nervous breakdown haven't been kind to Erin, nor blunted her desire for revenge. From director Karyn Kusama, Destroyer stars Nicole Kidman, Toby Kebbell, Tatiana Maslany, and comes to theaters December 2018.
The Marvel Universe is full of CGI and the microscopic realm of Ant-Man and the Wasp is no different. In this behind-the-scenes look, the franchise's vice president of visual effects Danielle Costa gives a walkthrough of some of the visual effects used to bring the insect-sized superheroes to the big screen.